Five days to catch Finnair fare

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 20 September 2017: There are just five days left to grab  cheap flights to Europe according to Finnair’s latest offers.

Fares to Europe, starting at THB20,900, are quoted for travel to popular destinations such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Zurich, Rome and Paris.

There’s one small hitch. Five days before the deadline  the quoted fare was hard to track down, almost sold out? Read more

Bomb scare stops BA flight

September 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, EUROPE, News

PARIS, 19 September 2017: A London-bound British Airways flight was evacuated at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport on Sunday after a bomb scare, but was later cleared for take-off.

A woman in her 50s was taken into custody on suspicion of claiming that the Heathrow-bound plane, with 130 passengers onboard, was going to explode, a source close to the inquiry said.

She was refused access to the plane because she did not have a valid ticket. Read more

AirAsia bags billion club award

August 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Malaysia

SEPANG, 24 August 2017: AirAsia has been named Malaysia’s best company at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club 2017.

AirAsia won the coveted Company of the Year award based on its return to shareholders, growth in profit before tax and return on equity over three years as well as corporate responsibility initiatives.

AirAsia also received two other accolades for Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years for Big Cap Companies with MYR10 Billion to MYR40 Billion Market Capitalisation and for Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years for Trading/Services, Hotels, IPC and Technology. Read more

Qatar and Vistara sign pact

August 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News, South Asia

DOHA, Qatar, 23 August 2017: Qatar Airways has entered into a new interline partnership, Tuesday, with full-service Indian airline Vistara.

It coincides with Qatar Airways’ 20th anniversary serving destinations in India.

The new interline agreement became effective 22 August and allows Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel seamlessly to and from cities within India across Vistara’s network, via Qatar Airways’ existing 13 Indian gateways on a single ticket. Read more

Fiji is a hot spot

August 23, 2017 by  
Filed under News, PACIFIC

NADI, Fiji, 23 August 2017:  Fiji scooped up a top award at the 29th Annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference, recently, being named the Hottest Destination for 2017.

Announced by International luxury travel network Virtuoso, the award recognises Fiji as the destination with the highest year-over-year growth within the Virtuoso Network.

Tourism Fiji received the award last week at The Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas. Virtuoso has a network of 1,700 partners eligible for voting in various categories. Travel Week. Read more

Thai Smile suspends Sabah link

August 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Travel Logs

BANGKOK, 17 August 2017: Technically all the indicators, including media statements, suggest Thai Smile flies to Kota Kinabalu from its Suvarnabhumi airport home-base here in Bangkok.

It is even an option on the airline’s its website where travellers can select travel to three Malaysian destinations; Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kota Kinabalu the state capital of Sabah.

But that is where the travel experience ends; waiting for a web page to tell you “ups something is amiss.” Read more

Cathay suffers massive loss

August 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, China, News

HONG KONG, 17 August 2017: Cathay Pacific on Wednesday reported a massive net loss of HKD2.05 billion (USD262.07 million) for the first half of the year as the airline struggled with intense competition from rivals.

The results, which were far worse than analysts predicted, came after Cathay saw its first annual loss in eight years in 2016, as lower cost Chinese carriers eat into its market share.

Chairman John Slosar described the results as “disappointing” to reporters. Read more

Media names Etihad as plot target

August 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, PACIFIC

SYDNEY, 2 August 2017: Etihad Airways said, Tuesday, it was helping Australian police with their investigation into an alleged plot to bring down a plane, as authorities sifted through evidence from counter-terrorism raids.

Four men were arrested in Sydney on Saturday evening, with security tightened across all major Australian domestic and international airports as investigators search several homes across the city.

Local media on Monday reported that the men, who have not yet been charged, planned to use poisonous gas, or a crude bomb disguised as a meat mincer, although details of the alleged plot have not been confirmed by police. Read more

Crew averts mid-air fire

August 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, South Asia

COLOMBO, 2 August 2017: Crew on a Sri Lankan Airlines plane carrying 202 passengers extinguished a mid-flight fire triggered by a mobile phone battery in an overhead locker, the carrier said Monday.

The airline said a “major” incident was averted by the quick-thinking attendants on the flight that departed, Sunday, from Kochi in India to Colombo.

Smoke was detected shortly after a meal service on the 70-minute flight, it said. Read more

Lion flies new China route

July 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

CHIANG RAI, 31 July 2017: Thai Lion Air will launch a new international service from Chiang Rai in far-north Thailand to Changsha in China effective 10 August.

The airline has scheduled four flights weekly with a late night departure from Chiang Rai and the return flight landing in Chiang at 0315, according to the airline’s timetable announcement, last week.

Using a 180-seat Boeing 737 the service will fly  Chinese tourists from Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, south central China. The four weekly services will also give Chiang Rai residents and tourists staying in North Thailand a convenient nonstop flight to China. Read more

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